Marcos Trek Madone 9 Series

Marcos Trek Madone 9 Series

I've been a Trek fan since I started cycling "seriously" (around 25 years ago) with the OCLV and the Y frames. When Trek released the new Madone I was just amazed by it.
I was about to turn 40 and wanted to build my dream bike so I tested some high-end bikes, but the combination of looks, low weight, aero and (surprisingly enough) comfort tipped the scales towards the Madone.
Instead of buying it "off-the-shelf" I went for the frameset. I was lucky enough to get hold of one of the first SRAM eTap groupsets in the country, then I bought the Meilensteins, a few other bits, and the end result exceeded my wildest expectations.

I went for the full aero frameset because it looked mean, specially in stealth black. It looked like the ultimate superbike. Luckily enough, it also behaved like one. No compromises.

The bike is a real "Jack-of-all-trades" (but master of most): fast, light, responsive, stable, comfortable, aero... and FUN!

People kept telling me the Madone looked like "Batman's own bike". But once, stopped at a traffic-light, a motorcyclist gave me the thumbs-up, and told me that if Darth Vader WAS a bike it would be my Madone... So I started to call the Madone "Vader"... Custom top-cap conundrum sorted!

The bike is a work in progress. I still have to buy a power-meter, full-carbon chainrings, lighter wheels... I want to get Vader as close to 6kg as possible...

I went for the full aero frameset because it looked mean, specially in stealth black. It looked like the ultimate superbike. Luckily enough, it also behaved like one. No compromises.
"I went for the full aero frameset because it looked mean, specially in stealth black. It looked like the ultimate superbike. Luckily enough, it also behaved like one. No compromises."
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Frame & Fork:
Trek Madone 9 Series H" (size 54)
Wheels:
Lightweight Meilenstein
Groupset:
SRAM Red eTap
Cockpit:
Lightweight/ Fizik
Frame Material:
Carbon
Weight:
6.7kg